Do you love taking pictures? Of course you do or you wouldn’t be here! But, finding a photography type and style you love can be daunting, can’t it? That’s why I want to include different types of photography on my blog. So, let’s take a quick look at abstract photographers and what they do.
If you’ve always wanted to shoot fine art photos, you might want to consider abstract photography.
As I speak, the hobby and profession of creating abstract images is growing by leaps and bounds in the modern world.
Shutterbugs are now finding new ways in the digital camera age to create unique and stunning photos.
There has been a resurgence of the abstract photography genre. And, even some of the top stock agencies are including touches of abstract art.
Abstract Photographers – 5 Quick Tips for Modern Abstract Photography
What Equipment Do Abstract Photographers Use?
So, read and see if this gets your creative juices going!
5 Simple Tips Abstract Photographers Use for Amazing Pictures…
The sheer design of abstract photography allows the photographer to explore communication using various means.
So, the photographer must have a visual awareness of what is to be shot. Three photo elements are important..
- and forms.
These elements must be representative of the subject.
The reason photographers love this abstract art form so much is that it is very personal and fulfilling to those who engage in this craft. Keep reading to discover 5 quick tips to help you get started…
1) Use selective focus
Using selective focus helps create effective abstract photos.
Many abstract photographers choose to use a narrow depth of field. Focus on the subject only (using a wider F-stop) and the rest will fade to a soft blur.
2) Use curves
Allow it curves be the focus of the viewer’s attention.
3) Use a different color background
Colored backgrounds add spice to your abstract photos. And, colors behind and around make your subject even more notable.
4) Include shadows and light
All too often abstract photographers will focus only on the light portion.
But, shadows can really bring the light into focus. It shapes it while drawing attention to it. This is especially important for abstract images.
Use texture whenever possible. Artists do this consistently. This technique works best when curves are involved.
Most of all, make sure all 5 steps work in harmony for the best results.
If you plan to join the elite ranks of abstract photographers, you’ll need to think outside the box.
How do you think creatively? As a beginner, get others to inspire you.
Hop online, look through magazines (don’t leave out the abstract art) and jot down some ideas for a project.
No, don’t copy anyone’s work.
Simply see what they’ve done with lines, colors and composition.
And then, see if you can come up with ideas for a photo shoot.
Many photography courses online help you dig deeper into these concepts.
I’ve used, and recommend Photography Masterclass.
It’s inexpensive and gives you a wealth of photography instruction to get you going toward pro..
Finally, Can you Become an Abstract Photographer?
Actually, there are no real rules to becoming an abstract photographer. So, let your imagination run wild. Now, where did I put my Nikon?
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